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CAPITOL TELEVISION NEWS SERVICE
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Friday, September 14, 2007
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1. STERILE FRUIT FLY RELEASE VO/SOT
The California Department of Food and Agriculture will release sterile Mediterranean fruit flies in an area near the Capitol City after the detection of five flies in the Dixon area. Since the sterile release program started in 1996, there have been only five statewide medfly infestations. These types of flies can infest 260 types of fruits and vegetables, capable of producing nearly two billion dollars in losses to the state's ag economy. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. FUND LIGHT RAIL NOT WAR VO/SOT
Sacramento Congresswoman Doris Matsui is expected to attend a ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of light rail in the city. Anti war activists plan to protest, stating that congress should be funding light rail and United States infrastructure rather than the war in Iraq. Efforting soundbites and video.
3. STAMP CELEBRATION VO/SOT
The Secretary of State, Lieutenant Governor and Post Master will celebrate the unveiling of a commemorative stamp of the Mendez vs. Westminster court case that allowed Latino students to attend schools they were barred from based on their national origin. Efforting soundbites and video.
4. CHARITABLE GIVING VO/SOT
The Governor will give an address via satellite at the United Way's Charitable giving event in Sacramento. Efforting soundbites and video.
5. POW/MIA RALLY VO/SOT
Several groups of Vietnam veterans and vet's motorcycle groups will rally at the California State Capitol and other state capitols to free prisoners of war. Efforting soundbites and video.
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Tahoe Fire Hearing The state public works board will assess the scope and costs of erosion control needed at the site of the Angora fire earlier this summer, near Lake Tahoe.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Los Angeles for a healthcare event and will address a Sacramento conference via satellite.
The Senate and Assembly have adjourned for the regular 2007 session. Special session is ongoing.
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